3 DST institutes among top 30 Indian Institutions in Nature Index 2020
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata is at 7th position, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore at 14th position and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata at 30th position.
The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
In the recently-released Nature Index table 2020, India is placed twelfth globally in science research output by Nature Index , ranked by country or territory. The Indian Institute of Science, IISc, Bangalore was first in 2019 among all Indian institutions.
The top five positions have gone to the United States of America, China, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan. India is after Spain and just ahead of Italy.
What is Nature Index?
The rankings are based on the research work published in top journals.
The Nature Index Annual Tables 2020 is based on the research published in the 82 scientific journals covered by the Nature Index and selected by a panel of 58 researchers in the natural sciences.
The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 82 high-quality science journals. The database is compiled by Nature Research.
Globally, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which is a group of 39 institutions have been placed at the 160th position. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore has been placed at the 184th position
Nature or Nature Research is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
The rankings consider the “share” and “count” of research articles. An institution or country’s “count” is simply the number of research articles its researchers have authored or co-authored. The Nature Index defines “share” as “a fractional count allocated to an institution or country/region for an article that takes into account the percentage of authors from that institution or country/region and the number of affiliated institutions that contributed to the article.” It adds: “For calculation of Share, all authors are considered to have contributed equally to the article. The maximum combined Share for any article is 1.0.”